2017 L.A. Auto Show
We're on the floor of the 2017 L.A. Auto Show as the major players in the North American automotive landscape look to turn heads with their new car reveals. Here's what we've seen...
BMW charged up the crowd with the reveal of their i8 Roadster. The plug-in hybrid two-seater sports a power soft top that BMW claims will open in 16-seconds.
The Roadster is available for the first time alongside the updated i8 coupe, which sees the same 12-HP boost in power (369 total HP) and increased electric range of 18-miles.
The Bavarian brand also showed off the special-edition M3 CS. Still using the 3.0L twin-turbo I6, horsepower jumps to 453 while extensive use of carbon fiber make the CS lighter and faster than a standard M3. Expected to go on sale in May of 2018, a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is the only transmission option.
Responsible for creating the luxury 4-door coupe segment, the Mercedes-Benz CLS rolls onto the auto show stage all-new for the 2019 model year. Updated exterior and interior styling firmly places it in modern times with the rest of the MB lineup. The new in-line 6-cylinder engine produces 362-HP and recieves an additional 21-HP boost from a starter-generator.